Eating in Shenzhen
Famous Local Food
As a melting pot of 56 Chinese minorities, Shenzhen is colorful and rich in customs and cultures, and of course foods. Here, conversations between people always concerning eating just like that of England concerning weather. People from various areas bring various gourmets here, forming a gourmet paradise, where you can find your favorite food, no matter how picky you are. Sichuan Cuisine, Beijing Cuisine, Jiangsu Cuisine, Hunan Cuisine and French food, Japanese food as well as Korean food are waiting for you.
It is most commonly home-made cuisine that all the Cantonese are fond of. The plain chicken is made merely by cooking the whole chicken to medium well to keep the refreshing taste, and then cutting it into pieces. It will be tastier eaten with the special sauce--that is made of soy sauce, salt, vegetable oil, piper and the ginger.
Winter Melon Bowl with Assorted Ingredients
The ingredients of this dish include the winter melon, diced pork, hams, mushrooms, gingkoes and chicken soup.
Step A is to make a bowl with the winter melon.
Step B to dice the pork, hams and mushrooms, and prepare the chicken soup.
Step C is to fill the＂bowl＂with the stuff of step B, and cook the bowl into the cage for half an hour.
This dish does good to the obesity and the people with the urinary system trouble.
The word dim sum in English vocabulary is from the Cantonese, which means the dessert. From this, we can tell how much the Cantonese love the desserts.
Over 1000 desserts are available in Shenzhen varies from season to season, which assembles all the Chinese desserts from the north to the south and the ancient to the modern. The dim sums are of numerous styles and tastes, appealing to all passer-by. The impressive ones are Shrimp Dumpling, Streamed Shaomai, Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf and so forth.
The flour-made food
The Steamed Vermicelli Roll (Chang fen in Chinese), the Wonton Noodle and the KUE TEO (Shahe Noodles) are the Cantonese favorite wheaten food. The al dente flour-made foods benefits to the stomach, the Cantonese, therefore, often have them as the breakfast.
Along the Shenzhen streets, there is a common scene that many congee vendors are selling the congee and the people enjoying the congee. Don’t be surprised, because the Cantonese love the congee. The favorite congees are the Mung-bean Congee, the Ormosia Congee, the Gingko Congee and the Minced Pork Congee with Preserved Egg.
The most favorite one is the Jidi Congee in which the pork, the pork liver and the kidney included. The Jidi Congee deprives the name from the wish of expecting one can be the Number One Scholar in the Final Imperial Examination in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
Cantonese have a habit of drinking the Herbal Tea for a longtime for the Shenzhen is the subtropical climate, especially in summer the weather is damp and hot. Herbal tea can eliminate summer heat from the human body and cure the sore throats. Wang Laoji Herbal Tea is the most famous tea in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen people like tea-drinking, especially in the morning. Teahouses are all filled up before 11:00 in the morning.
Drinking tea in the teahouse to kill the leisure time is one of the cultural entertainments of Cantonese, especially in Chaozhou and Shantou areas. The waiters serve the tea with the Kong fu skills without spilling a drop of tea out, which is an awesome show. Give it a try!
Thousands of restaurants of various levels make Shenzhen, a gourmet paradise, more attractive.
Lingxian Huanqiu Buffet Restaurant
Location: No.63, Youyi Road, Youyi Town
Telephone: 0755-82202822 82223458
Representative Dishes: Southeastern Cuisines and Seafood.
No. 17, 97, 211, 300 and 307 can take you there.
Haiyan Western Restaurant
Location: Inside the seaside resort, Shekou, Nanshan District
Representative Dishes: Italian food.
Location: No. 4003, East Shennan Road,
Telephone: 0755-25981298 25981299
Representative Dishes: French food and Western food.
Bus No. 3, 12, 29, 85, and Shopping Line Bus No. 2 can take you there.
Location: No. 151 Hongbao Road, Luohu District
Telephone: 0755-25561563 25583288
Miaoshi Sichuan Restaurant
Location: No. 9028, Nanshan Ave. (next to the Holiday Plaza)
Representative Dishes: Sichuan Cuisine and Chongqing Cuisine
Bus No. 58, 79, 204, 332, 335 and M 206 can take you there.